Thom Panunzio

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Thom Panunzio is a music producer and engineer.

Thom started his career in 1974 at the Record Plant Studios NYC, working with John Lennon. After becoming a staff engineer at the Record Plant, and later at The Hit Factory, Thom has been at the center of the music business from the mid-1970s onward. Having teamed up early with Jimmy Iovine, together they would go on to make records for decades. Thom worked with Andrew Loog Oldham on The Rolling StonesMetamorphosis in 1975, and later that year worked with Bruce Springsteen on Born to Run. In 1978 he worked with Patti Smith on Easter, while simultaneously working again with Springsteen on Darkness on the Edge of Town. (Thom is prominently featured in the documentary The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town.) Thom has also produced, engineered and mixed legendary artists such as Bob Dylan, U2, Stevie Nicks, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Motörhead, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, The Who, Iggy Pop, Joan Jett, David Bowie, Tom Petty, Paul Butterfield and more. Thom’s experience also includes the making of motion picture soundtracks, such as Road House and Rattle & Hum. Thom also worked as the live musical producer for the series, which featured performances by everyone from Dr. Dre and Eminem to No Doubt and The Wu Tang Clan.

Thom’s talents transcend the artistic and also include solid technological expertise. He helped design The Hit Factory studios for the Germano family in New York, as well as A&M Studios (now Henson Recording Studios) in Los Angeles. Later, he helped design the Interscope/ Geffen/ A&M studios where he also created The Thom Thom Club.

In 2003, Thom joined Universal Music Group as Executive Senior VP, and Head of A&R for Geffen Records. Since then he has overseen the careers of Nelly Furtado, Weezer, The Pussycat Dolls, Rise Against and many others on the Interscope/ Geffen/ A&M roster. He also served as the musical producer for all the live music for American Idol (Season 10).

Selected Discography[edit]

(P) Produced (CP) Co-Produced (EP) Executive Produced (E) Engineered (AE) Assistant Engineered (M) Mixed

Aerosmith Classics Live! E
Aerosmith Box of Fire E
Agent Orange Real Live Sound P/E/M
Alice Cooper A Fistful of Alice P/E
Alice Cooper Freedom for Frankenstein P/E
Alice Cooper Hell Is P
Alice Cooper The Definitive Alice Cooper P
Alice Cooper Mascara and Monsters P
Alice Cooper Live at Cabo Wabo ‘96 P/E
Alice Cooper Classicks P
Alice In Chains Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack P/E/M
Ayumi Nakamura Holly Night M
Beat Farmers Poor & Famous P/E/M
Black Sabbath Reunion P/E
Block Timing is Everything CP/E/M
Block Lead Me Not into Penn Station P/E
Blue Öyster Cult Specters E
Blue Rodeo Tremolo M
Blue Rodeo Just Like a Vacation M
Bob Dylan Biograph M
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band The Fire Inside E
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets E
Boom Crash Opera These Here are Crazy Times M
Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town E
Bruce Springsteen Born to Run AE
Bruce Springsteen USA for Africa: We Are The World- “Trapped” E/M
Bruce Springsteen "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" E/M
Bruce Springsteen Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story E
Bruce Springsteen Tracks E/M
Carla Olson & The Textones Midnight Mission M
Cell Mates Between Two Fires P
Chocolate Starfish Box M
Circus of Power Magic & Madness P/E
Corey Stevens Bring on The Blues M
Corey Stevens Road to Zen M
Darlene Love Paint Another Picture E
Dave Koz Off the Beaten Path CP/E/M
Dave Koz December Makes Me Feel This Way P/E/M
Dave Koz Ultimate Christmas P
Dave Koz Memories of a Winter's Night P/M
Deep Purple The Battle Rages On... P
Deep Purple Shades 1968-1998 P
Del Lords Lovers Who Wander P/E/M
Dion Yo Frankie M
Eastern Conference Champions Ameritown P/E/M
Elliott Murphy Going Through Something P
Eric Gales Band Picture of a Thousand Faces M
Euphoraphonic Far from Home P/E/M
Fear Factory Hatefiles P/M
Fear Factory Linchpin P/M
Fishbone Reality of My Surroundings M
Gene Loves Jezebel The Motion of Love P/E/M
Grand Funk Railroad Grand Funk Lives P/E/M
Hanne Boel My Kindred Spirit E
Hanne Boel Dark Passion E
Hanne Boel Kinda Soul E
Hericane Alice Tear the House Down P
I.C.U Defy E
Iggy Pop Soldier M
Iggy Pop Party P/E/M
Iggy Pop The Story of Iggy Pop P/E/M
Iggy Pop The Heritage Collection P/E/M
Iggy Pop A Million in Prizes: The Anthology P/E/M
Iggy Pop Platinum & Gold Collection P
Jimmy Barnes For the Working Class Man E
Jimmy Barnes In the Heat of the Night E
Jimmy Barnes JB50 E
Jimmy Barnes Jimmy Barns E
Jimmy Cliff In Concert: The Best of Jimmy Cliff E/M
Joan Armatrading Me Myself I E/M
Joan Jett The Hit List P/E/M
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth P/E/M
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Fetish P
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Fit to Be Tied P/E/M
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Flashback P/M
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Good Music P/E/M
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Jett Rock P/E/M
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Pure and Simple P/E/M
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Sinner E
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Up Your Alley P/E/M
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Notorious P/M
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Naked E
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Do You Wanna Touch Me P
John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band Roadhouse: The Voice of Eddie & the Cruisers M
Kelly Osbourne Changes P/E/M
Kid Creole Going Places: The August Darnell Years 1976-1983 E
Kids in the Kitchen Kids in the Kitchen P
Kim Larsen Sitting on a Time Bomb E
Laura Warshauer Laura Warshauer P
Lifehouse Who We Are M
Link Wray Live at the Paradiso CP/E/M
Lions & Ghosts Wild Garden P/E/M
Little Bob Story "Too Young to Love Me" P/E/M
Lone Justice Lone Justice E
Lone Justice This World Is Not My Home E
Machine There But for the Grace of God Go I E
Maria McKee You Gotta Sin to Get Saved E
Maria Vidal Maria Vidal E
Mark Farner No Frills E
Marshall Crenshaw Marshall Crenshaw E/M
Marshall Crenshaw Downtown E/M
Mary Cutrufello When The Night is Through P/E/M
Matt White Best Days P/E
Mental As Anything Fundamental as Anything E/M
Metal Church Hanging in the Balance P/E/M
Michael Falch De Vildeste Fugle
Mink DeVille Coup de Grâce P/E/M
Mother’s Finest Black Radio Won't Play This Record P/E
Motörhead Hammered P/E/M
Nelly Furtado Loose EP
New Found Glory Coming Home P
No Doubt Return of Saturn E
No Doubt Boom Box E
No Doubt Everything in Time E
Nuclear Valdez I Am I P/E/M
Outcry This Side of Anywhere M
Ozzy Osbourne Live At Budokan P/E/M
Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman Reissue 2002 E/M
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Oz Reissue 2002 E/M
Ozzy Osbourne Essential: Ozzy Osbourne P
Ozzy Osbourne Prince of Darkness P
Patti LaBelle Winner in You E
Patti Smith Easter E
Patti Smith Dream of Life E
Patti Smith The Patti Smith Masters: The Collective Works P/E
Patti Smith Group Wave P
Paul Butterfield The Legendary Paul Butterfield Rides Again P/E/M
Peter Murphy Hit Song E
Poison Poison'd! P
Poison Hollyweird P/E/M
Poison Nothin’ But a Good Time P
Puzzle Gut Puzzle Gut P/E/M
Revólver Grandes Éxitos P/E
Revólver Calle Mayor P/E
Robert Gordon Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die E
Robert Gordon Bad Boy E
Roger Daltrey A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who E/M
Sepultura Roots M
Shaggy Clothes Drop P/M
Sheryl Crow C'Mon, C'Mon E
Slaves On Dope Inches From the Mainline P/E/M
Slayer Live Intrusion M
Soul Asylum Runaway Train E/M
Soul Asylum Black Gold E/M
Stella Soleil Dirty Little Secret P/E/M
Stevie Nicks Bella Donna E
Stevie Nicks Street Angel P/E/M
The D.I.s Rare Cuts M
The Go-Go's Vacation E/M
The Graces Perfect View P
The Jeff Healey Band Platinum & Gold Collection P
The Jeff Healey Band Cover to Cover P/E/M
The Jeff Healey Band See the Light CP/E/M
The Reverend Horton Heat Holy Roller P/E/M
The Reverend Horton Heat It's Martini Time P/E/M
The Reverend Horton Heat Liquor in the Front M
The Roaches Another World E
The Roaches Collected Works of The Roaches E
The Uninvited The Uninvited P/E/M
The Wallflowers Letters from the Wasteland (2nd single “Breech”) M
The Young Dubliners Red P/E/M
Tito & Tarantula Tarantism M
Tom Jones The Lead and How to Swing It P/E/M
Tom Jones I Wanna Get Back With You P
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Damn the Torpedoes AE
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Long After Dark M
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Playback E
Tommy James In Touch M
Tracy Chapman Matters of the Heart E
U2 Rattle and Hum E/M
Various Artists Take It or Leave It: A Tribute to the Queens of Noise – The Runaways P
Various Artists VH1 Stoytellers y M
Various Artists Live and Unreleased from P/E/M
Various Artists Rubaiyat: Elektra’s 40th Anniversary E/M
Various Artists America: A Tribute to Heroes M
Various Artists Ozzfest, Vol. 1: Live P/E/M
Various Artists Ozzfest: Second Stage Live P/E/M
Various Artists Ozzfest 2002 Live Album P/E/M
Various Artists Special Olympics: A Very Special Christmas E
Various Artists Special Olympics: A Very Special Christmas Vol. 2 E
Various Artists Special Olympics: A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 4 Live: from Washington D.C. M
Various Artists Special Olympics: A Very Special Christmas Vol. 5 E
Various Artists Laguna Tunes E/M
Various Artists Festival of Light, Vol. 2 P/E/M
Various Artists Soul Divas E
Various Artists Spirit of '73: Rock for Choice E
Various Artists Christmas of Hope E
Various Artists Flavors of Jazz P
Various Artists Genrecide: A Compilation, Vol. 1 E/M
Various Artists USA for Africa: We Are the World M
Various Artists Reelin' in the Years, Vol. 1 E
Venice Spinart M
Vinnie James All American Boy P
War Babies War Babies P/E/M
Will T. Massey Will T. Massey P/E/M
William Tell You Can Hold Me Down P/M
Willie Nile Golden Down P/E/M
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls P
Bachelor Party E/M
Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows P
Blast from the Past P/E
Days Of Thunder CP/E/M
Buffy the Vampire Slayer P
Desperado M
Fast Times at Ridgemont High E/M
Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas P
Gotcha CP/E/M
Heavy Metal E/M
Less Than Zero E/M
Light of Day CP/E/M
Mr. Wrong P
Navy Seals P/E/M
No Nukes E/M
Rattle and Hum E
Road House CP/E/M
Shark Tale P
Singles CP/E/M
Tank Girl M
The Air Up There M
Times Square E/M
Varsity Blues M
Wild Life E/M
Galaxy Rangers P/E/M
MTV Presents Laguna Beach: Summer Can Last Forever P
One Life to Live: The Best of Love E/M
Osbourne Family Album E/M

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